Fangirl: A Review by Hedie Mahmoudian

FangirlCoverMany of us know how difficult the life of a fangirl can be, especially with all the screaming, crying, and excitement over the things and people we love and admire. In Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl, a young girl named Cath Avery is off to her first year of university and looking to become a famous writer due to the constant praise from fans of her Simon Snow fanfictions. Yes indeed, Cath is a fangirl who loves writing stories about characters from one of her favourite book series and she has an avid fanbase as well.

However, because she spends so much time alone in her room typing away she has some social issues, meaning she can barely start a conversation with anyone. This could be a problem since her sister (who is also at the same university) doesn’t want to be seen with her and Cath’s new roommate is a rough and tough girl named Reagan who is often seen in the dorm room with her ex-boyfriend Levi. Are you getting the picture yet? Boy meets girl, girl falls in love with boy, ex-girlfriend may still have some feelings for ex-boyfriend. Basically this book can be summed up in one word: DRAMA. There are aspects of comedy, action and definitely scenes where young female readers will be able to connect to Cath’s many issues and the hardships she faces when being put in a new environment.

All-in-all this novel is another amazing work by Rainbow Rowell who creates pieces in which her audience can relate to and look towards if they themselves are facing similar difficulties in their lives. You will fall in love with all the characters in Fangirl (especially Levi, trust me on this) while also learning about first time love and how to deal with the drama and misunderstanding that also comes with it.

Review: 8/10

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